Eat Their Greens

The woody vegetation that blankets the mountains and coastal slopes of the Western Cape of South Africa is known as fynbos — Afrikaans for "fine bush." The plants make up a good part of the Cape floral kingdom: the smallest, but richest by area, of the world's six floral kingdoms. Thanks[an error occurred while processing this directive] to the incredible variety of fynbos, the Western Cape region is almost as botanically diverse as the entire northern hemisphere.

Since early 2005, Roberto de Carvalho, executive chef at Azure, a restaurant in Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, has used fynbos...

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